Chicken and Tomato Sauce

I love my husband’s cooking! He is such a creative cook who has never opened up a cook book in his life. He was experimenting one day in the kitchen and came up with this awesome recipe with chicken that our boys absolutely love! Over time we have changed it a bit but the basics remain the same.
I wanted to share it with you as it has become such a family favourite!
Ingredients
– four boneless skinless chicken breasts
– one medium red pepper
– one medium onion
– six whole mushrooms
– one can of tomato sauce
– one tsp of black pepper, garlic powder and salt
– one tbsp of olive oil
Directions
1. Finely cut up onions, peppers and mushrooms (I prefer mine cut thicker while my husband prefers his thin – whatever works for you and your family!).
2. Heat up olive oil on medium heat and add in the onions, peppers and mushrooms. Add in black pepper, garlic powder, salt and stir.
3. While the vegetables are cooking, slice the chicken breasts into thin strips.
4. Once the vegetables are lightly golden add in the chicken breasts. Cook until the chicken is cooked through (on my stove this takes roughly ten minutes on medium heat – if your not sure cut open one strip of chicken breast to check).
5. Add in one can of tomato sauce and allow to simmer for twenty to thirty minutes.
We love to serve ours on rice but it also works well on spaghetti. If you want you can also add in spinach as it cooks so well into the tomato sauce!

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The Last Big Storm?? #WW

We had quite the last snowfall this past week! It was such an odd combination of snow, ice and slush! I loved the way it looked on the tree branches.

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ABC…..H is for Hiking!

It’s that time of the week again! Time for the ABC Friday Photo Share brought to you by Mom vs the Boys and Maple Leaf Mommy!
This week H is for hiking!

I was a member of the Girl Guides of Canada for over ten years and they developed my love of nature and being outdoors and I hope to pass this love on to my boys.
We are lucky enough that we live super close to the city but are surrounded by such beautiful nature trails and it is not uncommon to see deer in the morning as we get ready to go to school (I will admit the first time we saw a deer a couple of feet away on this trail I had a small freak out and made my eldest son sing really loud with me in the hopes that it wouldn’t come closer- was having nightmares of being attacked by a deer similar to the ones they show on TV all the time!!).
This little hiking trail is one of our favourites and has been lovingly nicknamed, Shrek’s Forest!
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Woolzies Dryer Balls Teaser!

We had an awesome mail day yesterday – we received a box of Woolzies Dryer Balls to try out and review! I was really looking forward to receiving this shipment for various reasons. Most importantly being that the product softens naturally, is100% eco-friendly, chemical free and hypoallergenic!. 
Our family suffers from a wide variety of allergies and sensitive skin (including eczema) so having products in the house that are hypoallergenic and natural are very important. I am also trying to learn as much as I can about new eco-friendly products in an effort to become a more green family.

The dryer balls are so neat looking – my son actually thought they were tennis balls!
We will be trying them out over the next two weeks, so come back to hear my review and participate in a giveaway!
If you have a chance – check them out on Facebook or their website.
Let me know if you have tried them out before and what you think!
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